Favorite SFT From 2018 Poll Results


The first “Favorite SFT Poll” was a big success- 277 people voted for their favorite short stories, novels, anthologies & collections, translators, and publishers from 2018! Thanks so much to everyone who participated. Let’s do it again next year!

Listed below are the top three favorites in each category. The winner is in bold, with the runner-up and the second runner-up below it.



Favorite short story

City X: A Novel in 101 Tweets” by Alberto Chimal, translated from the Spanish by Sara Caplan, Rita Correa, Mónica Bravo Díaz, Rachel Echeto, Emily Gilmore, Lauren Hammer, Hannah Mitchell, Matthew Mogulescu Ross, and LaTasha Weston, Latin American Literature Today

“A Portuguese Ghost” by Miguel Gomes, translated from the Spanish by Katie Brown, Latin American Literature Today

“Health for All” by Yoss, translated from the Spanish by George Henson, World Literature Today


Favorite novel

Rodrigo Fresan, The Bottom of the Sky, translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden,Open Letter Books

Yoss, Condomnauts, translated from the Spanish by David Frye, Restless Books

Haruki Murakami, Killing Commendatore, translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen, Knopf


Favorite anthology/collection

Cristina Jurado, Alphaland, translated from the Spanish by James Womack, Nevsky Books

Sara Gallardo, Land of Smoke, translated from the Spanish by Jessica Sequeira, Pushkin Press

Dino Buzzati, Catastrophe, translated from the Italian by Judith Landry, Ecco Books


Favorite translator

George Henson

Toshiya Kamei

Katie Brown


Favorite Publisher/Journal/Magazine

Latin American Literature Today

World Literature Today

Rosarium Publishing

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